29082015 News. Photo: Sven Herselman Marlborough Express. Marlborough RSA members burn prunings from the Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove. Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology horticulture lecturer Don Cross, left, and Marlborough RSA members John Capall, back, and Peter Slape load up olive branches to be burned.

RSA working bee shut down

The Marlborough RSA working bee was cut short when a member of the public complained.

Watson sells artwork

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Convicted double-killer Scott Watson's art is fetching hundreds of dollars in Trade Me auction.

Two out of three for Tasman teams

Red Devils came up short against Canterbury Colts during South Island Invitation rugby competition clash on Saturday.

Midwives drop pay bombshell

A High Court action on Monday will have 'global ramifications' for women's pay.

Viticulturist 'perennial' runner-up

Cricketers savour hattricks but not Marlborough viticulturist Matt Duggan.

Man jailed indefinitely

A man found guilty of raping a sex worker has been sentenced to preventive detention.

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News

Ministry helps pay for holiday park stays

Holiday park.

People struggling to find a roof over their head are checking into Marlborough holiday parks with the Ministry of Social Development chipping in to help with the cost. 

Blenheim landlord acquitted of cannabis charges

A Blenheim landlord who claimed his tenant was responsible for a crop of more than 200 cannabis plants at his property has been cleared of all charges. 

Committed rugby dad earns $10k for club, school

Marlborough PHO excels in health tests

Sport

Two from three for Tasman teams

Tasman Red Devils skipper Reyne Volavola dots down his side's third try against Canterbury Colts at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Meatloaf famously sang, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”, but Tasman rugby fans may not agree entirely their teams lost the one match that counted for competition points at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Club rugby sides lose Tasman finals

Rugby

Both Marlborough junior club rugby teams contesting Tasman age grade finals lost away from home on Saturday, the Marlborough Boys’ College Second XV beaten by Motueka in the under-18 decider and Renwick toppled by Waimea in the under 16 final.

Fredericks relishes Makos comeback

Vernon Fredericks

Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Two out of three for Tasman teams

Tasman under-19 midfielder Amos Pogia heads for the Wellington under-19 try line at Lansdowne Park on Saturday with plenty of support.

The Tasman Red Devils came up short against Canterbury Colts during their South Island Invitation rugby competition clash at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Second half power surge shuts down Turbos

Marty Banks is lowered in  a copybook tackle.

Tasman continued their blazing start to the National Provincial Championship rugby season, bagging their third consecutive five-pointer against Manawatu in Blenheim on Thursday.

Opinion

Dirty secrets in Kaikoura

A follower on Twitter read I was going whale watching and drew this for me. It's my cat, PussPuss, as a Kaikoura whale. PussPussWhaleWhale. I am in love with this.

OPINION: I've been away from home for less than a week and I've resorted to patting strangers' dogs because I miss my cat.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Business

Marlborough wineries find success in China

Forrest Estate Winery managing director John Forrest.

 

Marlborough Lines finish Wairau section upgrade

Marlborough Lines lineman Malcolm Brown uses an insulated elevator to replace the power conductor, or cable, during the upgrade at the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough Lines crews have completed the latest upgrade to electricity supply for residents in the Wairau Valley.

Easter trading law change 'sensible' - Sowman

04042015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Classic Fighters 2015 Airshow from Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Saturday session - Classic vintage Aircraft display.
Three Fokker Triplanes.

A law change giving councils the power to allow trade on Easter Sunday is "terrific news", says Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman.

Former MP to chair rural lobby group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair the Rural Advisory Group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair a new rural advisory group formed to lobby the Marlborough District Council on rural community issues.

Warm weather favours lambing

Warm weather has helped farmers during lambing. Pictured are new born triplets on a farm near Blenheim.

Warm, dry weather conditions in Marlborough may be slowing grass growth but it is helping lambing on farms around the region, say farmers.

Your Marlborough

Committed rugby dad earns $10k for club, school

Awatere Rugby Club coach Andrew Lawson with sons Jake, 8, and Eric, 12.

Coaching junior rugby has proven to be rewarding in more ways than one for a Marlborough dad after he won $10,000 for the Awatere Rugby Club and Seddon School.

Daffodils for Fairhall

Emily Hole, 9, gets a sneak peek at the Timara Lodge garden, which will be opened for a Fairhall School fundraiser next Sunday.

A field of golden daffodils will be open to the public at Timara Lodge next weekend, for an annual Fairhall School fundraiser. 

New look for Havelock restaurant

Co-owners of new Havelock restaurant The Captain's Daughter Mandy McQuarrie, left, and Jo Downey.

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Lynne's not so impossible mission gallery video

Lynne Nicholl is going to drive her mobility scooter from Blenheim to Lake Rotoiti, in St Arnard, and back for St John Marlborough.

It's a journey travelled over days and across tough terrain, ridden at 8kmh by mobility scooter.

Former Marlborough man set high standards

Marlborough-born former General Motors director Ian Stace died aged 101-years-old on Saturday.

Marlborough-born Ian Ormonde Stace, who died aged 101 on Saturday, was a person of many and varied talents who set high standards.

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